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S&P/ASX 200 ends Friday lower: 9 shares that moved the market

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) ended lower on Friday, despite shares of Nextdc Ltd (ASX: NXT) and Bapcor Ltd (ASX: BAP) rallying.

Here’s a quick recap of global markets:

  • FTSE 100 (UK): down 0.06%
  • DAX (Germany): up 0.4%
  • CAC 40 (France): up 0.4%
  • Dow Jones (USA): up 0.3%
  • NASDAQ (USA): up 0.3%

Here are today’s key stats:

  • ASX 200: down 0.5%
  • All Ordinaries (ASX: XAO) (Index: ^AXAO): down 0.5%
  • Gold price: down 0.8%
  • Copper: up 0.2%
  • WTI Crude Oil: up 1.5%
  • Iron ore: down 0.6%, according to The Metal Bulletin

At the top of the daily performance tables were shares of blue chips AGL Energy Ltd (ASX: AGL) and BlueScope Steel Limited (ASX: BSL).

Further down the market, Nextdc Ltd shares, Iluka Resources Limited (ASX: ILU) shares and Bapcor Ltd shares were among the best performers.

Shares of Karoon Gas Australia Limited (ASX: KAR) rose 9% today after the company revealed it was in a bidding contest for two lucrative oil fields.

At the other end of the market, Fairfax Media Limited (ASX: FXJ) and Orocobre Ltd (ASX: ORE) finished the day firmly lower. While conglomerate Washington H. Soul Pattinson & Co. Ltd (ASX: SOL) also ended firmly in the red — falling 3.2%.

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Motley Fool Contributor Owen Raszkiewicz does not have a financial interest in any company mentioned. Owen welcomes and encourages your feedback. You can follow him on Twitter @OwenRask.

The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Bapcor and Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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